Gordon Lee Rowan



Age: 58


Summary: longtime petroleum engineer at the Algerian multinational gas and oil company Tigantourine who was reportedly among one of more than four U.S. hostages held captive at the remote gas facility near the Algerian-Libyan border for several days by at least 32 heavily-armed al-Qaeda-linked terrorists under the command of notorious militia leader Mokhtar Belmokhtar as the militants demanded an end to French military operations against Islmaists in northern Mali before the Algerian special forces raided the oilfield compound in an effort to free the hostages, in which it became one of many terrorist attacks in the Maghreb region carried out by Islamist groups since 2002.



Cause of Death: Gunshot wounds sustained in a gunfire during a rescue attempt


Born: December 2, 1954


Died: January 19, 2013


Location: In Amenas, Algeria